Cheers filled the Western Wayne Middle School Gym as the 8th grade class cheered on their classmates and teachers in the annual Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game on the afternoon of Thursday, May 27.
The students felt thrilled to get to participate in this school tradition for 8th graders and their teachers that they were unable to have last year due to COVID-19.
Eighth graders Aliya Fiorella and Raegan Palmer planned the event with the permission and assistance of the principal and staff. Both girls play on Western Wayne’s Girls Basketball Team.
“It was a really cool experience to see our teachers out of the classroom and in a different element, not being so serious,” Raegan said.
The entire 8th grade class had fun and were glad to be a part of an annual school event in such a uniquely challenging school year.
“I was really glad to be able to plan something my classmates and teachers could enjoy,” Aliya said.
Picture One: From left, the Western Wayne student team for the annual Student vs. Faculty game, standing: Adam Bartholomew, Sean Owens, David Elias, Ethan Lamberton, Hayden Mundrake, Tony Donnini, and Evan Ronchi. From left, kneeling: Raegan Palmer, Grace Langendoerfer, Madison Stiffler, and Aliya Fiorella.
Picture Two: From left, Raegan Palmer and Aliya Fiorella, 8th grade students who were event organizers for the annual Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game.